Curupira, bicho do mato
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Curupira, creature of the woods
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, Tauary inhabitants invite us to listen to the sounds of the jungle, the birds, and animals. However, some weird sounds appear: a creature prowling around the trees. Some of them have heard her, very few have ever seen her, and those who did find her never came back. She charms, she enchants — she leads people to get lost: each of one of them tells a story in their own way and tries to decipher her sounds.
Curupira, creature of the woods… takes us in search of this being: a reflection about myths and their place in the contemporary world. It’s a sound thriller in the midst of the jungle.
Exhibitions (video installation): Berlinale Group Exhibition (De, 2019), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mx, 2019)
Festival: FIDOCS (Cl, 2018), Frontera Sur (Cl, 2018), Cinema de Fronteira (Br, 2018), Berlinale (De, 2019), Festival Internacional de Cine de Medellín (Co, 2019), Sjón Film Festival (Dk, 2019), Festival Punto de Vista (Es, 2019), World Film Festival Tartu (Ee, 2019), Reflets – Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-Américain (Fr, 2019), Les Yeux Grands Fermés (Ch, 2019), Ciné Latino, Toulouse (Fr, 2019), MICE – Mostra Internacional de Cinema Ernográfico (Es, 2019),
Screening: Tauary (Br, 2019), Tefé (Br, 2019), Agosto Foundation Prague (Cz, 2019), Animistic Apparatus: Screening (Th, 2019), LOM Bratislava (Sk, 2019), Muséum D’Histoire Naturelle (Fr, 2019),
Distribution: Arsenal (De), Argos (Be)
Prize: Soundscape Prize at Phonurgia Awards (Fr, 2018), Mention at Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico (Es, 2019),
Shooting Format: Video HD 16/9 (1920×1080), Color, 25fps, 35min
Screening Formats: DCP 24 or 25fps 2k FLAT 5.1 / Apple Pro Res 24 or 25fps stereo or 5.1 / QuickTime H264 stereo
Sound: Stereo and 5.1
Finished in September 2018
With: Alexia Samara Celestino Gomes, Antonio José Parente Nogueira, Antonio Francisco Sevalho Celestino, David Lucas Da Silva Fabricio, Diogo Da Silva Gomes, Edinaldo Barbosa Gomes, Edirce Cauper Firmo, Emerson Navarro Firmo, Francisco De Jesus Silva Dias, Janilson Da Cruz Carvalho, José Leocadio Lira, Josue Silva Firmo, Maida Leocadio Lira, Maria De Fatima Servalho Celestino, Maria Ana Vitor, Maria Celane Barbosa Carvalho, Maria Da Conceiçao Ventura Navarro, Maria Eduarda Celestino Gomes, Marineide Leocadio Da Silva, Paulo Roberto Leocadio Lira, Raimundo Ventura Navarro, Vitor Ventura Da Silva and Wellington Navarro Firmo.
Credits: Color Correction – Samanta Do Amaral / Editing Adviser – Julien Devaux / French Version – Marie-Christine Cabanas / Spanish Version – Ana Cecilia Medina / English Version – Julie Morse / Sound Mixing Studio – Arte Sonico / Poster – Diego Aguirre / With the precious help of Sara Lana.